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iflix and Wattpad Ink Landmark Production Deal

August 15, 2018

The deal will see iflix and Wattpad co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad storiesKUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2018 – iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment ...

Tongal and Wattpad Join Forces with SYFY to Develop Digital Pilot for Viral Hit Expiration Date

July 10, 2018

Creators and Fans on Tongal to Bring Wattpad’s Online Phenomenon to Life for SYFY.com Los Angeles, CA—July 10, 2018— Online creator network Tongal is joining forces with Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, ...

Bavaria Fiction Forges Exclusive Partnership with Wattpad for New Source Material

June 18, 2018

The first of its kind deal in Europe brings data and new voices to Germany’s entertainment market Munich/Toronto, 18 June 2018: Bavaria Fiction has become the first and exclusive production partner of Wattpad for German-speaking territories. The ...

Hulu Picks Up Wattpad Fan-Favorite “Light as a Feather” in Straight-to-Series Order

May 15, 2018

Wattpad Studios is excited to announce that Hulu has picked up Light as a Feather from AwesomenessTV and Wattpad in a straight-to-series deal.Based on Zoe Aarsen’s (@zaarsenist) supernatural thriller of the same name, Light as a Feather is ...

Sony Acquires Rights to Wattpad Hit Death is My BFF

May 04, 2018

Wattpad today announced that Sony Pictures Television has acquired the rights to Katarina E. Tonks’ (@katrocks247) Death is My BFF. Paul Shapiro, who brought the project to Sony, will executive produce under his All In Media banner, along with ...

Wattpad Announces Dexter Ong as Head of Asia for Wattpad Studios

April 05, 2018

Ong Joins as Wattpad Continues its International Entertainment Expansion with New Roles for Europe and Publishing TORONTO - April 5, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment ...

Transforming Entertainment with the Best Minds in Arts and Sciences

March 07, 2018

For close to 12 years, Wattpad has been disrupting entertainment and transforming how people find and experience stories. Our roots are in social storytelling--something we continue to dominate in nearly every market on the planet--but today, we are ...

Making the Leap to Screens this Valentine's Day: Announcing the Cupid's Match Pilot Episode Now on CW Seed

February 14, 2018

This following post is written by Aron Levitz, Head of Wattpad Studios Just a few weeks ago we announced a ...

Wattpad Announces Collaboration with HarperCollins Children's Books

July 27, 2017

Today we announced a collaboration with HarperCollins Children’s Books, one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books.   As part of this partnership, we'll work closely with HaperCollins Executive Editor Sara Sargent to select teen ...

Wattpad Announces Partnership with Hachette Romans

July 18, 2017

We've teamed up with French fiction publisher Hachette Romans, a division of Hachette Illustrated Books France, to bring Wattpad stories to life as books, in print and digital formats. Three titles have already been selected and will be published in ...

Calling All Canadian Filmmakers: Submit Your Adaption of Strange Yarns for a Chance to See it On Screen

June 13, 2017

We’ve teamed up with The Coup Company, the tech-enabled content studio, and are calling on all Canadian filmmakers to pitch us on how they would turn a tale from Josh Saltzman’s popular horror anthology Strange Yarns into a short film. ...

Wattpad Studios Expands Team By Hiring First-Ever Head of Content Development and Production and Head of Stars

April 03, 2017

Less than a year ago, we launched Wattpad Studios to help the global entertainment industry discover amazing storytellers and incredible stories that can be adapted for film, TV, digital, and print. Today, we’re thrilled to share that we’ve expanded ...

Wattpad Audiobook Partnership to Launch Summer 2017

March 15, 2017

Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad will deliver popular Wattpad stories to a fast-growing audience of digital audio listeners In a new partnership, we’ve teamed up with Hachette Book Group to bring Wattpad stories to life as audiobooks. Over ...

SXSW Tickets are Going Fast But You Can Still Catch Wattpad Star Sandra Grayson

February 27, 2017

Every year, thousands descend on Austin, Texas, for South by SouthWest (SXSW). It’s a festival and conference that celebrates the convergence of the tech, music, and entertainment industries. To reach this interesting mix of creatives, the Consulate ...

Another Dream Come True: Isabelle Ronin’s Chasing Red to be Published by Sourcebooks

February 14, 2017

Exactly one year ago, Isabelle Ronin finished serializing her story Chasing Red on Wattpad. Today, we’re thrilled to share that Sourcebooks, a leading independent book publisher, has acquired the worldwide English rights to Isabelle’s story. ...

Enter The Magicians Writing Contest on Wattpad to Win $10,000

January 25, 2017

The winner will also have their story turned into a digital short Syfy’s original series, The Magicians, offers storytellers on Wattpad a chance to win $10,000 and have their submission turned in a digital short! The deadline for submissions is ...

Popular Fantasy Trilogy White Stag to be Published by St. Martin’s Press

November 23, 2016

We’re thrilled to share that Wattpadder Kara Barbieri is the latest storyteller to have their work acquired by a major publisher! Twenty-year-old Kara - or Pandean as she’s known in the Wattpad community - has written the wildly popular White Stag ...

#SurviveTheCabin: Interview with New York Times Bestseller Natasha Preston

October 05, 2016

“For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her - and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect, pure flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out…” This ...

Wattpad Named CIX 2016 ‘Innovator of the Year’ Recipient

September 27, 2016

Toronto-based company wins award for transforming entertainment industry The Canadian Innovation Exchange announced today that Wattpad one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, has been named CIX 2016 Innovator of the Year. Wattpad has transformed ...